With the BUILD kick-off in San Francisco, Microsoft has made the Windows 8.1 Preview publicly available. It's been said that Windows 8.1 is the Windows 8 version that Microsoft should have released last year and it'll be interesting to hear how everyone gets along with the Preview. Please feel free to drop us a note about your experiences and thoughts on the Preview version.

Download from here:  Windows 8.1 Preview

Paul Thurrott is providing coverage from BUILD this week and has already posted up some thoughts about the Windows 8.1 Preview. He's also provided a link where you can locate a series on the Windows 8.1 Preview that he's putting together. Check it out here:  Microsoft Delivers the Windows 8.1 Preview, Promises Metro Office